Nov. 14, 2002, Gazette
Thursday evening, Nov. 14, five outstanding Memorial alumni, as selected
by a committee of their peers, will be honoured at the Alumni Tribute
Awards 2002: Celebrating Excellence, at the Marine Institute Campus of
Memorial University. This week we are pleased to feature their words
was important in my family. It started with my mother Enid Coveyduck who
graduated as a teacher from Memorial College in 1929. She raised three
boys and three girls and taught us from a very early age to value education.
So it was only natural that we all went to Memorial."
Eric Jerrett (Dip. Eng.61) recipient
of the Alumni Tribute Award for Lifetime Achievement
I could change one thing it would be to let people see what is possible
in their lives no matter what their circumstances, because, out of that
realization comes a feeling of empowerment that would completely transform
Heather (Shapter) Billou (BA 89)
the first recipient of the Alumni Horizon Award for alumni under the
age of 35 years.
University broadened my horizons, helped me to understand how much I was
capable of, and prepared me for my lifes work as a teacher, student
advocate and administrator."
Dr. Wayne Ludlow (B.Sc.62, B.Ed.63,
M.Ed.69) recipient of the J. D. Eaton Award for outstanding volunteer
service to Memorial University.
was hugely important to my career. Dr. Ian Bowmer got me interested in
infectious diseases. He encouraged me to make the most of a very wide-ranging
and comprehensive experience. I could have studied elsewhere but it would
have been a mistake in terms of my professional development."
Dr. R. Bruce Aylward (B.Sc./MD 85) recipient
of the 2002 Alumni Tribute Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement.
have changed their attitude towards animals, they have changed their attitudes
towards the earth. And that is important. But many are still intolerant
of other people, or say its none of their concern because it doesnt
touch them. When I see people in need it stirs my soul and I have to go
Sara Sexton, Memorial College, recipient of
the 2002 Alumni Tribute Award for Outstanding Community Service.
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